Associate Director: Architecture - Hamson Barron Smith
Since joining Hamson Barron Smith (HBS) in 2014 Sarah has been project architect and Passivhaus consultant on a number of innovative and multi-award winning projects. Delivering and working on some of the UKs largest Passivhaus developments. While at HBS she has developed an office wide approach to Soft Landings, acknowledging the importance of data in enabling decision-making during the design process.
Sarah has many accolades in recognition of her contributions to UK low energy architecture, including the 2018 European Sustainability and Environmental Women of the Year (European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards – WICE) and Constructing Excellence Achiever of the Year, 2015 and before that was listed by the AJ as one of the Top 20 Women leading the way in sustainable architecture in the UK, 2013. She regularly lectures on the evolving Zero Carbon Standards and speaks at conferences including International Passivhaus Conferences. As well as lecturing at a number of architecture schools, she has participated in AJ Industry Roundtable debates and was part of the 2015 international judging panel for MIT’s Buildings contest.
2017 saw the publication of a second edition of her bestselling RIBA book, PHPP Illustrated, written for all architects hoping to design to the Passivhaus standard.